Once upon a time you may have woken up early to get ready for the office, but work life probably looks a little different these days. Whether you work from home one, two, or five days a week, those video calls from the living room double as a great chance to boost your hair health. While you still need to look and feel professional on a Zoom, working from home makes it easy to get in a little self care too.
Hair masks and scalp treatments help to infuse your hair with extra moisture and stretch the time between shampooing. When done regularly, over time you will notice your hair feels healthier, softer and maybe even longer thanks to your new WFH routine.
Just like no one will know if you’re wearing sweatpants during video meetings, these protective WFH styles make it easy to discreetly treat your hair and scalp during working hours. Here are a few of our favorite work from home hairstyles that look good on camera and are good for your hair:
Sleek & Sophisticated: Slicked Back Pony
The slicked back ponytail is having a real moment, and not just because it’s easy. It’s the perfect choice for days when your roots feel oily, you don’t have much time, or you just want to feel extra polished. Plus, it’s the perfect no-fuss, professional style to wear while using a scalp treatment.Our Extra Strength Refreshing Scalp + Teatree Mint Scalp Treatment is a nourishing treatment that helps to balance and refresh the scalp between washes. Ideal for all hair texture and moisture types, this lightly tingling treatment is infused with tea tree oil and peppermint extract, and helps to refresh the scalp and awaken the senses. Plus, it will help you style your hair into that sleek ponytail before work.
Simply press the product tip directly to the scalp and apply in small amounts. Once your whole head is lightly covered, massage on the scalp for a minute or two. Finally, use a soft-bristled brush to sweep your hair back into a ponytail, smoothing each section of hairline as you go. Voila! The perfect ponytail to get you through the work day.
Chic & Stylish: French Braid
The french braid is a classic style that looks neat, professional, and is easy to do (once you get the hang of it!) It’s also versatile – you can wear as many braids as you like, all while keeping your hair away from your face while you work. And maybe the best part for WFH? You can apply a nourishing hair mask from the roots to the tips of your hair, and no one will be the wiser.A hydrating hair treatment, such as our Quenching + Coconut Curls Curling Hair Butter, can be applied to the hair before braiding to infuse moisture into your strands throughout the day. Hydrating blend infused with coconut milk, citrus oil and sweet honey will draw much-needed moisture within the strand, leaving your hair soft, bouncy and smelling divine.
Start by lightly spritzing your hair with water to get it damp. Then, apply the hair butter. Curly or coily hair textures generally crave more moisture, so be extra liberal if this is you. Finally, part your hair into sections and braid! This look is totally customizable, and the best part is that the Coconut Curls Hair Butter can stay in your hair for as long as you like before it’s time to wash it again.
Half Up, Half Down
If your roots are feeling a little greasy but you still want to have your hair down, this style is for you. A half up, half down style lets you show off your lengths while slicking your hair back at the hairline. Plus, when paired with a dry oil mist, you can infuse your lengths with moisture while doing deals all day.The Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Weightless Healing Dry Oil is a lightweight oil spritz that works to reduce the appearance of split ends and tame flyaways. Formulated with a hydrating blend made of rich cold-pressed Moroccan argan oil, it helps leave hair feeling smooth, soft and shiny.
First, spritz the healing dry oil liberally over the lengths of your hair, lightly combing it through for even distribution. Then, part your hair horizontally from ear to ear and pull the top section back into a bun, half-pony or braid. Finally, use your hands to finesse the look and get the shape you want – you can even leave some tendrils out at the front for a more “done” look.
The advantage of this oil is that even when applied liberally, your hair won’t look wet or greasy on camera. In fact, it will look shiny, healthy and radiant. It’s just a shame the whole office won’t get to experience the divine scent!
If you’re going to be spending your work days on video calls, you may as well be treating your hair while you’re at it. With the right products and prep, your WFH hairstyles can look professional on camera and infuse your hair and scalp with the nourishment they need to thrive. By the weekend, your hair will feel lush, bouncy and shiny. Sounds like a job well done!
Products We Think You'll Love
Help remove buildup with a burst of freshness with this tea tree & mint dry scalp treatment. Blended with peppermint, tea tree oil & witch hazel, it invigorates the senses while removing residue.
Tame frizz and smooth curls with this deep moisture curly hair butter. Blended with coconut oil, this leave-in hair mask & treatment detangles and hydrates for defined curls full of bounce & shine.
Mend split ends and tame flyaway frizz with this argan oil of Morocco lightweight healing dry oil spray. Ideal for all hair types, this anti-frizz oil mist renews, strengthens and softens strands.